The production of prepared or preserved meat in Romania has recorded some 240 million EUR in 2012, up by 11% compared to 2011.
The Romanian imports of machinery for the preparation of meat or poultry have registered some 10 million EUR in 2013, up by 15% compared to 2012.
In Romania, there are some 650 meat processors. The main five meat processors are: Smithfield Prod, Unicarm, Marex, Agricola International and Elit. The first 20 main meat processors recorded in 2012 a cumulated net turnover of approximately 1.2 billion EUR, up by 7% compared to 2011.
The first 20 main pig farms in Romania have a cumulated number of almost one million heads of pigs. The biggest five pig farms are: Smithfield, Vegetal Trading, Premium Porc, Europig and Crinsuin.
In December 2013, the livestock of animals in Romania was as follows:
- cattle: approx. 2 million heads (up by 0.7% compared to December 2012)
- pigs: approx. 5.2 million heads (a decrease by 1% compared to December 2012)
- sheep and goats: approx. 10.5 million heads (up by 3.5% compared to December 2012)
- poultry: approx. 80 million heads (a decrease by 0.9% compared to December 2012)
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